Windows Tablet Sales Finally Being Tracked, Not in Last Place

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After years of no one caring, people are actually paying attention to how many tablets are being sold and which operating systems they’re running. That alone would be the best news I’ve read all day, but it gets better: Windows tablets are not in last place! Thanks, RIM!

2nd Gen Notion Ink Adam Clued for December Launch

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Speaking with Light Reading India, CEO of Notion Ink, Rohan Shravan made it known that the company is looking to the launch the next version of their Android-based Adam tablet in December, in time to show off at the next CES.

Windows 8 Tablet Caught on Camera

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BGR has shared three photos of a slate tablet running Windows 8 at a Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference presentation on Tuesday. The photos show what appears to be the Metro-inspired “Immersive” interface, the touch-based UI Microsoft hopes will rejuvenate their tablet efforts.

N-Trig vs. Wacom: A Dual Digitizer Duel

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Last month, I had the good fortune to have tested two slates, the HTC Flyer and Fujitsu Stylistic Q550, with pen + touch digitizers from the same vendor: N-Trig. Due to software and design choices, the experiences of both were quite different, but I tried to look past that to get a feel for the […]

Tablet PCs Help REO Speedwagon Rock!

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Linda Epstein at TabletPC2.com got the scoop on Tablet PCs in action at an REO Speedwagon concert featuring Rick Springfield. Speedwagon and Springfield may not be what the kids today consider “rock” but their use of tablets is definitely rocking.

Rugged Getac V100 Tablet PC Navigates World’s Longest Road

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For the 75th Anniversary of the Pan-American Highway, the longest “motorable” road in the world, adventurer Rainer Zietlow is driving a team from Argentina up through the continents to Alaska on the TDI-Panamericana Endurance Challenge. Guiding them on this nearly 16,000 mile trek, providing maps and guidance, is a Getac V100 rugged Tablet PC.

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Review: Sweet Shell, Bitter Core

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A candy shell with sweet filling and a bitter core, that’s how I’d sum up the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 slate Tablet PC if it was a confectionery treat. Nearly everything about this tablet is first-rate, except the slow processor. There are understandable reasons for that, but ultimately, while the Q550 can do the work, it […]

More Slates Than You Can Shake a Stylus At

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Last week, between packing up the HTC Flyer for return and unwrapping a Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 for review, I found myself in tablet heaven with five – FIVE – slates at my fingertips. How could I not share the marvelous sight with you?

HTC Flyer Review: Wrap-up + Shortcut Video

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My time with the HTC Flyer has come to an end, and my extended live and un-live review goes with it. It’s not a perfect device by any means, but overall I found it quite good, and I see many ways it could be truly great.

GBM InkShow: Pen Features of the HTC Flyer

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Sharing video taken from the HTC Flyer is all well and good, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t share video of the device as well. In this InkShow, I run through the special pen features of the Flyer. Yes, it’s an InkShow that shows ink! Plus: bonus commentary.

HTC Flyer Review: The Rough Edges

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I have, as I hope my ongoing review has conveyed, enjoyed my time with the HTC Flyer immensely. But of course, no device is perfect, and the Flyer has not been without its flaws. Part of that is due to an unrefined, “raw” feel about the device, a roughness around the edges that can be […]

Live HTC Flyer Review: Mobile Enough?

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During my live, as in ongoing and on-the-job, review of the HTC Flyer, mobility and portability were vital to getting my job done. I was in the air and on the move for hours at time. Would the Flyer be up for it? Could I carry and use it comfortably? Would Wi-Fi be enough? I […]

Live HTC Flyer Review: Video on the Go

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With front- and rear-mounted cameras, the HTC Flyer begs to be used for capturing and sharing video. As luck would have it, that’s exactly what I was tasked to do for work this past week. I was glad to have the Flyer in hand to do it, and I’ve got the YouTube videos to prove […]

Live HTC Flyer Review: Inking Experience

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As an ink blogger, the feature I’ve been most enthusiastic about testing on the HTC Flyer is ink. The Flyer is designed for pen input in a way unlike other pen tablets before it. What I’ve found is the experience breaks out into quantity vs. quality. It’s easy to spill a lot of ink, but […]

Live HTC Flyer Review: First Impact

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As you may have already seen, I am now evaluating the HTC Flyer, a 7″ Android tablet with a twist – active pen input. That makes it of special interest to me, Sumocat, The Father of Ink Blogging, and I’ve wasted no time spilling ink on this thing with realtime reporting. Let me tell you […]

Windows 8 Touch Interface Impresses But Is It Enough?

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Well, Microsoft took the wraps off their touch tablet strategy yesterday and if I had to describe the effort in one word, it would be “impressive”. They addressed several key problems with touch in Windows, including my main one. But there’s a rub that we old schoolers may not like and still unknown is how […]